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Info Security Products Guide Names WatchGuard Winner of the 2009 Global Excellence in Integrated Security Solution Hardware

WatchGuard Firebox X Core 1250e Unified Threat Management (UTM) Appliance Gains Highest Trust of Customers Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO (RSA) – April 20, 2009. WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in extensible network security and connectivity solutions, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading publication on security-related products and technologies has named the WatchGuard Firebox X Core 1250e UTM appliance the winner of the 2009 Global Product Excellence in Integrated Security Solutions Hardware Customer Trust Award. This customer trust honor is a ringing endorsement to the fact that the Firebox X Core 1250 e-series leads the industry when it comes to the best-of-the-best products that provide strong network security.

"In an interconnected world threats have no boundaries and security has to remain a prime requirement," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief of Info Security Products Guide. "We are pleased to honor WatchGuard as a winner for 2009."

WatchGuard Firebox X Core Series – Ultimate Security for Growing Businesses
The WatchGuard Firebox X Core series provide the best performance and most complete security in their class, integrating built-in zero day protection with robust security subscriptions for an unbeatable combination of network defense capabilities.

Powerful, yet easy to configure and manage, the Firebox Core series integrate a powerful combination of application proxy firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, and URL filtering into a single appliance for comprehensive defenses, reducing the time and cost associated with managing multiple point-solutions.

"Info Security Products Guide's recognition of the WatchGuard Firebox Core further validates our product as being best in class and ahead of the curve," said Eric Aarrestad, vice president, marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. "Customer trust is the utmost quality that WatchGuard can earn. Because of this, it is a tremendous honor to receive global recognition as an award-winning, trusted solution."

About Info Security Products Guide
Info Security Products Guide is a media sponsor of RSA Conference 2009 and Technosium Executive Alliance Forums engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As a technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of network security solutions, providing mission-critical security to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances and WatchGuard SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network security, unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.watchguard.com.

WatchGuard, Firebox and LiveSecurity are registered trademarks of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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